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EC Apartment / DT Estúdio

© Evelyn Müller© Evelyn Müller© Evelyn Müller© Evelyn Müller+ 24

  • Architects: DT Estúdio
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  1292 ft²
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2020
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers: AutoDesk, Caesarstone, Marset, Artefatos Metálicos, Dalle Piagge, +6

Vila House / flipê arquitetura

© Carolina Lacaz
© Carolina Lacaz

© Carolina Lacaz© Carolina Lacaz© Carolina Lacaz© Carolina Lacaz+ 31

Bairro Itaim Bibi, Brazil
  • Architects: flipê arquitetura
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  96
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2020
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers: Design Supplier, Flipê Decór, L´oeil, M.pingo Marcenaria, Mobly, +4

Fast Shop Lifestyle Ibirapuera Store / Kengo Kuma & Associates

© Nelson Kon© Nelson Kon© Nelson Kon© Nelson Kon+ 38

  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  966
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2020
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers: Nora, Durafloor, Hunter Douglas, Mohawk Group, OWA Sonex, +2

Elo Studio / Ticiane Lima Arquitetura & Interiores

Elo Studio / Ticiane Lima Arquitetura & InterioresElo Studio / Ticiane Lima Arquitetura & InterioresElo Studio / Ticiane Lima Arquitetura & InterioresElo Studio / Ticiane Lima Arquitetura & Interiores+ 21

  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  15
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2020
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers: Casa Moysés, Criare, Deca, Dpot, Enjoy House, +9

MER Apartment / Jacobsen Arquitetura

© Fran Parente© Fran Parente© Fran Parente© Fran Parente+ 22

  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  800
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2019

Líder Store / FGMF Arquitetos

© Rafaela Netto © Rafaela Netto © Rafaela Netto © Rafaela Netto + 31

São Paulo, Brazil
  • Architects: FGMF Arquitetos
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  928
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2016
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers: Aris Climatização, Braston, Bricolagem, Ibratin, Inovar Esquadrias, +8

VM Apartment / NJ+ Arquitetos Associados

© Fran Parente© Fran Parente© Fran Parente© Fran Parente+ 29

  • Architects: Nildo José
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  93
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2018
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers: Caesarstone, Basile Marcenaria, Dpot, Etel, Francisco Milhomens, +6

Blumenthal Building / Kruchin Arquitetura

Cortesia de Kruchin ArquiteturaCortesia de Kruchin ArquiteturaCortesia de Kruchin ArquiteturaCortesia de Kruchin Arquitetura+ 26

  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  2662
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2020
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers: JHenrique azulejaria, Ser-Cop

C House / Studio Arthur Casas

© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG+ 29

  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  425
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2013
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers: FireOrb, Valcucine, Aricanduva Caixilhos, Arthur Decor, Asia Pedras, +11

"Brazil is Synonymous with Inequality": Aerial Images Reveal Wealth Gap in Brazilian Cities

Paraisopolis, São Paulo. Image © Johnny Miller / Unequal ScenesMorro da Providência, Rio de Janeiro. Image © Johnny Miller / Unequal ScenesItanhanga, Rio de Janeiro. Image © Johnny Miller / Unequal ScenesDona Marta, Rio de Janeiro. Image © Johnny Miller / Unequal Scenes+ 12

Most people are familiar with the concept of social and economic inequality, but although it affects a large part of the world's population, it is still somewhat abstract for many people. Photographer Johnny Miller intends to make it visible through his project Unequal Scenes, capturing images of spatial inequality from a very revealing perspective: aerial imagery.

The project started in South Africa, a country that is socially and spatially marked by apartheid, and now has been taken to Brazil to document scenarios in which extreme poverty and wealth coexist within a few meters, showing how distance is not only a measurement of physical length but can also imply more complex aspects, deeply rooted in our society.

Porto Seguro Cultural Center / São Paulo Arquitetura

© Fabio Hargesheimer© Fabio HargesheimerCourtesy of São Paulo Arquitetura© Fabio Hargesheimer+ 37

São Paulo, Brazil

Cigarra House / FGMF Arquitetos

© Pedro Mascaro© Pedro Mascaro© Pedro Mascaro© Pedro Mascaro+ 42

  • Architects: FGMF Arquitetos
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  8417 ft²
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2019
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers: Bretton, Inovar, MCC, Padrão

Expansion of Apartment in Brazil Building / Alvorada Arquitetos

© Pedro Kok© Pedro Kok© Pedro Kok© Pedro Kok+ 20

  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  50
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2020
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers: AutoDesk, Grohe, Bombalanço, Brilia, Clatt, +12

"Transdisciplinarity Is Essential to Architecture": An Interview with Office Vão

Vão is a transdisciplinary architecture office based in São Paulo, Brazil, created in 2013 by Anna Juni, Enk te Winkel, and Gustavo Delonero. The office operates in a territory between fields, exploring multiple subjects and scales ranging from art installations to residential architecture, as well as cultural, commercial, and corporate facilities, seeking to dissolve or push the boundaries between disciplines to enhance architectural thinking and practice.

Recently we had the opportunity to talk with the team partners about some of the topics that shape the firm's approach and also look deeper into some of the group's best-known projects. You can read the interview below.

Subsolanus | LIGA, Espacio para arquitectura, Mexico City, 2016. Photo © Luis GallardoHeadquarters for a Block Factory | Avaré, 2016. Photo © Rafaela NettoHouse s/d nº01 | Avaré, 2016. Photo © Pedro KokLastro - process of assembly | Deslocal Exhibition, Olhão Barra Funda, 2019. Photo © Marina Lima+ 16

Thompson Hess House / Felipe Hess Arquitetos

© Fran Parente© Fran Parente© Fran Parente© Fran Parente+ 30

Ícaro de Castro Mello's Ibirapuera Sporting Arena Could Be Converted Into a Shopping Center

For the past few weeks, there has been concern that the Ginásio do Ibirapuera, an indoor sporting arena located in São Paulo, Brazil, designed by architect Ícaro de Castro Mello, may be converted into a shopping, entertainment, and gastronomic center. This could be the fate of the building, which is of notorious historical significance if the private sector sets in motion the financial modeling report for the Ibirapuera Park concession, articulated by the São Paulo State Government.

Ibiuna House / Metro Arquitetos Associados

© Leonardo Finotti© Leonardo Finotti© Leonardo Finotti© Leonardo Finotti+ 27

São Paulo, Brazil

Bohemian Interiors: the Architecture of Bars in São Paulo

São Paulo has a vibrant nightlife, either by nature or due to the lack of other attractions, offering as many possibilities as its population of more than 12 million people. Therefore, bars have become the favorite spots for residents from all over the city, living in the east, west, north, and south.

We have selected a few projects of bars already published in ArchDaily that represent a sample of this bohemian architecture that so many inhabitants of São Paulo are used to – an architecture that is all about remodeling, socializing, gathering, and bonding in intimate spaces.

Bar Hoegaarden Greenhouse / Metamoorfose Studio. Image © Maíra AcayabaGoose Island Brewhouse / SuperLimão Studio + McKinley Studios. Image © Maíra AcayabaBenzina Bar / SuperLimão Studio. Image © Maíra AcayabaPeriquita Ginclub / PROTOTYP& Chão de Fábrica. Image © Mariana Orsi+ 7